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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage Concepts Overview

    This blog post on Windows Azure might be a bit basic for those of you who have already begun to either build an application to run on Windows Azure or to migrate an existing application to it.   In any case I thought that it was excellent and worthy of drawing to  your attention. Note...
  • Blog Post: Automate Windows Azure Functions with PowerShell Service Management CmdLets

    The Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets can be used to automate many Windows Azure management functions.  These CmdLets wrap the Windows Azure Management and Diagnostic APIs, and enable a user to more easily configure and manage their Windows Azure service operations.  You can use these...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and SharePoint–Better Together

    If you have a product or service that currently runs on SharePoint and want to take advantage of the reach and scalability afforded by the Windows Azure cloud you should not miss this webcast .     SharePoint is one of Microsoft's fastest-growing platform technologies and Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Capacity Assessment

    Windows Azure, being a Platform as a Service (PaaS), abstracts away the OS, storage, networking and shares massive pools of physical resources across virtual instances of applications running on the Windows Azure infrastructure.    The Windows Azure platform defines and enforces policies so...
  • Blog Post: Azure Throughput Analyzer

      If you are a software company developer planning to convert your on-premise application to Windows Azure you should be aware of this tool. The Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group cloud-research engagement team supports researchers in the field who use Windows Azure to conduct their research...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Jumpstart Videos

    More Jumpstart training materials for Windows Azure on Channel 9. Session 01: Windows Azure Overview Session 02: Introduction to Compute Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1 Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2 Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1 Session 06: Windows Azure Storage...
  • Blog Post: How to Survive with Windows PowerShell

    Whether you are a developer or an IT pro working at an ISV you need to know the basics of PowerShell, Microsoft’s premier command shell and scripting language. If you need to automate Windows Azure Deployments, make maximum effective use of the Azure PowerShell cmdlets or customize a VMRole at startup...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for IT Pros

    There is a lot of developer-focused information on the web about the Windows Azure Platform.  This blog post series is one designed for the non-developer IT professional.  I was planning to wait until the series was finished before telling you about it, but it is too good not to share.  ...
  • Blog Post: Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) CTP Announced

    Microsoft has announced the Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging Tool. App-V builds on the technology used in client Application Virtualization, allowing for the separation of application configuration...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure AppFabric Training

    There will be a Windows Azure AppFabric training session on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST.   You can read more about it here . Also you should be aware that there is an entire Windows Azure Boot Camp series going on.  Even if the session date has already passed you can still access...
  • Blog Post: When to Use the Windows Azure VM Role

    For those ISVs trying to decide whether the new Windows Azure VM Role is a good feature to use in migrating a legacy application to Windows Azure here is a good article:  The Proper Use of the VM Role in Windows Azure .  The article was written by Microsoft Data Architect Buck Woody and posted...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure

    TechNet Edge recently posted an excellent interview with Mark Russinovich that they recorded at TechEd Europe. You probably already know Mark as one of the authors of the Windows Internals books as well as the founder of Sysinternals and the author of an outstanding suite of windows troubleshooting and...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

    The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on a daily basis. In the current post: Azure Blob, Drive, Table and Queue Services SQL Azure Database and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket and OData Windows Azure AppFabric: Access Control and Service Bus...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2010 Update

    The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. The December update...
  • Blog Post: David Pallmann on What's New from PDC10, Part 1 - Windows Azure

    If you are an ISV thinking about moving your hosted or customer premises based application to the cloud many of the new features announced at PDC10 can help you accomplish your goals. This is another post and video about the Windows Azure announcements that came out of PDC10 in November.  What makes...
  • Blog Post: Sending Email from Azure

    On-premise applications often have a need to send email. For instance an order entry system might have to send an email request to an external vendor to drop-ship all or part of an order.  An event registration system might have to send email confirmations and reminders of an upcoming event. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure New Feature–The VM Role

    Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Roles allow you to run a customized instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Azure, making it easier to move applications to the cloud. A VM Role differs from a Web Role and a Worker Role, because with these roles, you focus on creating and running your code in...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

    There is a newly updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit that matches the November 2010 SDK 1.3 release.  This release of the training kit includes several new hands-on labs for the new Windows Azure features and the new/updated services we just released.     The updates...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure New Features Webcast

    On Wednesday December 30 th there will be an an Academy Live webcast to inform developers of the new November 2010 Windows Azure SDK 1.3 release.       Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release   Just a few short weeks ago at the Microsoft Professional Developers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 Released with Many New Features!

    Just Released: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal                                            ...
  • Blog Post: Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Windows Azure

    It has been my experience that lots of things are possible and can be done in Windows Azure, however some things are relatively easy, some are doable with difficulty and some are normally to be avoided.  There is starting to be a lot of good guidance in how to do things with the platform as well...
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